Usually, making crafts with the kids means heading to a craft store and bringing home more stuff. These fresh spring crafts may use up supplies that are already taking up space in your craft closet or pantry.
Decorative Chick Shack
- Three graham crackers
- Royal icing (either homemade or premade from a craft or cake decorating store)
- Various Easter candies
- Marshmallow chicks
- Edible Easter grass
- Break each graham cracker in half, so you have six square pieces. Set one piece aside.
- Scoop royal icing into a zip-top storage bag and snip off one bottom corner.
- Set one graham cracker flat on your work surface. Squeeze a line of icing along the right and left edges of the cracker. Press one cracker upright against the icing on each side. If the icing squishes out at the seam, that’s OK, it will add to the decoration.
- Hold the “walls” in place for a couple minutes while the icing dries a bit. Once the walls are sticking, you can prop them on each side with small juice glasses or mandarin oranges, to hold them in place until the icing thoroughly hardens.
- The two remaining crackers will form the roof. Squeeze a line of icing along one edge of one of the crackers and press an edge of the other cracker against it to make a wide A-shaped roof. Hold together for a couple minutes to allow it to harden a bit.
- Squeeze a thick line of icing along the top edges of each wall. Place the roof on top of the walls to form the shack. You may have to adjust the shape. Hold in place for a couple minutes until icing starts to harden. If you need to secure any spots, just squeeze beads of icing in the spots.
- Use the juice glasses or oranges to keep the house propped up until the icing on the house hardens completely (a couple hours).
- Once the house is dry, use icing and Easter candy to decorate the house, placing decorations gently on the house to keep it from collapsing. If any walls come loose, add more icing and set to dry again.
- Let decorations dry completely. Add edible grass and marshmallow chick inside the house.
Felt Easter Bags
- Felt (9” x 12” pieces)
- Felt glue (Beacon)
- 18-inch ribbon
- Cut a piece of felt in half to create two 9” x 6” pieces.
- Glue three sides of the pieces together to create a bag.
- Tuck the ends of the ribbon into the top corners of the bag while the glue is still wet. Add a little more glue if necessary.
- Cut out shapes for bunnies or chicks from felt.
- Glue the pieces to the front of the bags to create your designs.
- Add buttons for eyes.
- Let dry completely before using.
Fluffy Yarn Chick
- Yellow chunky yarn
- Felt (yellow and orange)
- Googly eyes
- Cut a piece of cardboard into the shape of a chick (upside down letter U).
- Wrap the cardboard in yellow yarn. Tie off at the end.
- Cut wings, beak, and legs from felt and glue to yarn.
- Glue on googly eyes.
A Bunny Trail Banner
- Decorative paper
- Bunny pattern or template
- Pencil or pen
- Cotton balls
- Twine or ribbon
- Craft glue
- Using a bunny pattern or template, trace the bunny shape onto decorative paper. Cut out the bunny shape. Continue until you have the desired number of bunnies for your banner.
- Glue the cotton balls onto the bunnies for tails.
- Glue or securely tape the bunnies to the twine at their ears.
- Let dry completely. Tie a bow at each end, and hang.